Third Week of Industry Support Webinars


From The James Beard Foundation:

Dear Chefs,

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our #goodfoodforgood mission. This past week took a successful deep dive into the murky waters of the CARES Act, reviewed retail tenant rights, broke down how to apply for food access programs, and moved a step closer to influencer status with a chef-intensive TikTok 101 clinic.

You can find recordings of last week’s webinars here.

Next week’s topics and speakers include:

Monday, April 13: So You Want to Write a Cookbook?
Cookbook authors, food editors, and chefs Shaun Chavis, Cynthia Graubart, and Virginia Willis will share lessons on the importance of digital presence, marketing, building platform, and brand; nuts and bolts of practical finances; how to write a proposal; and recipe research, writing, and testing. They will also share an inside publisher’s point of view on scouting new talent, and chef and restaurant collaboration for cookbooks.
Register here.

Tuesday, April 14: Cash Management & SBA Loans
Aprio, an award-winning CPA advisory firm, will be reviewing the EIDL, PPP, payroll credit opportunities, and basic cash management strategies for restaurants. They’ll also take a look at NEW clarifications and strategies for using the stimulus package and capital campaigns, that may better help restaurant owners and sole proprietors. A follow up to our first conversation on the CARES Act loans, this session led by CPAs Jessica Hussain, Meredith Kowal, and Tommy Lee will dive deeper into developing a strategy to determine what combination of relief opportunities may best serve your needs.
Register here.

Wednesday, April 15: Motivation in Times of Crisis
When distractions are high and stress is mounting, keeping your team engaged and focused on their goals may feel like its own battle. In this webinar, certified professional behavior analyst Rachel Sheerin gives you insight into fast and effective motivational tools for leaders and peers alike to boost morale in stressful times.
Register here.

Thursday, April 16: Exploring the State of the Seafood Industry
The COVID-19 crisis has forced every aspect of the seafood industry to rapidly reinvent business models and relationships. Hear from Barton Seaver, Katy Rivera, and Cliff White about some of the media challenges, expected shifts in the tectonics of the global industry, and predictions about what the future of seafood might look like.
Register here.

Friday, April 17: Spirited Conversation: Tasting Rooms to Retail Shops
James Beard Award semifinalists Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell of Highwire Distilling, along with Melissa Katrincic of Durham Distillery, will talk pivoting tasting rooms to retail sites, spent spirit hand-sanitizer and commercial cleaners, and best practices on bottle distribution as home delivery services like Drizly and Bevvie soar. Expect a spirited conversation on how you can survive and stay relevant during the shutdowns, followed by a Quarantini toast to craft distilleries.
Register here.

Remember, you must pre-register for each webinar but there is no fee to attend. All sessions are held on the GoToWebinar platform and your registration link will include instructions on how to access the sessions.

We hope you’re enjoying this programming, and we would love to hear from you! Please email us at [email protected] with your suggestions on speakers and topics you would like to see in the future.

We look forward to seeing you each day at 2:00 P.M. ET. Please register here.

Thank you,
V Spehar and Emily Rothkrug
James Beard Foundation Impact Programs

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